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Ken Targett

Hampshire, United Kingdom




Design registrability
Design ownership
Enforcement of Design
British reg. designs
Foreign reg. designs

Registered designs - overview

A registered design is a limited-term monopoly granted by the state to the owner of a new design intended to be industrially applied to an article so that the registration owner (proprietor) has the right to prevent others exploiting the design in respect of such articles. 

The design can be registered only if it satisfies certain conditions as to registrability. 

If the proprietor does not sufficiently exploit their design, it may in some circumstances be possible for others to obtain compulsory licences.